Columbus High School football coach Andy Selgrad has been named the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association/Green Bay Packers High School Coach of the Year. In his 2nd season at Columbus, Selgrad led the Cardinals to the WIAA Division 4 State Championship.
Selgrad told Packers.com “It took a lot of work and dedication from the players and our coaches,” Selgrad said. “After we lost to Catholic Memorial last season, we got a taste of what needs to happen to be a successful program. We had a really good season last year, too, but we just came up short. The guys, the players, the coaches, everybody knew that we had to work harder, we had to get stronger, more physical. And then we had to really dedicate ourselves to be not only excellent technicians, but we also had to have the right mindset to make it through a 14-game season. We preached that from Day 1, ‘we want to have a 14-game season.’ So, we really worked hard to improve every week, and my motto has been, ‘Keep Building.’ Every week we wanted to get better, we wanted to improve and never be satisfied with yesterday. All those things together really set the groundwork for our season.”
The state title was the 3rd state title in program history.